In this week’s tutorial we are going to show you how to create a fun sugarpaste pom pom that would be perfect for adorning themed cakes and cupcakes! Make then soft colours and perhaps scallop the edges by experimenting with edged cutters to create more floral looking pieces or use a vibrant palette mixed candy for clown or circus themed cakes!
‘Tutorial Tuesday’: How to make a sugarpaste / fondant pom pom!
What you need…
Circle cookie / pastry cutter (approx. 2 inches)
Flower / modelling paste (We coloured ours with ‘Bluegrass’ by Squires Kitchen)
Fondant rolling pin
Edible lustre dust or non-edible decorator’s glitter (optional)
Step one: Roll out your coloured sugarpaste on a lightly icing sugared surface.
Step two: Using a cutter (approx. 2 inches in diameter) cut out five circles.
Step three: Fold your circles twice over to make the sections of your pom pom.
Step four: To help your pom poms keep shape use folded scraps of bubble wrap or kitchen towel.
Step five: To attach you can either apply edible glue to the sides of four folded sections then arrange and hold together… OR you can cut out a smaller circle of sugarpaste, paint with edible glue and place four of your folded sections atop.
Step six: The top of your pom pom is made with your fifth folded section. Sit it atop and carefully fan it out and glue in place. Use bubblewrap or kitchen towel to pad out and hold the shape in place. Leave to harden and dry
If you’ve followed this tutorial well you should be left with a lovely ruffled pom pom that will add a dramatic and fun look to your cakes and cupcakes!